In the former industrial city of Oberhausen, old and new, yesterday and today are close together. The city with 213,000 inhabitants, characterized by a great industrial tradition, has developed into an internationally known destination for day trippers and city tourists.
Tourist Information Oberhausen
Phone: 0208 / 824570
Fax: 0208 / 8245711
Homepage: http: //www.oberhausen-tourismus.de
The undisputed favorite destination is the "Neue Mitte" with Europe's largest shopping and leisure center, the Centro and the Gasometer. It attracts around 23 million visitors a year from Germany and abroad to the Ruhr metropolis. The Centro includes a shopping center, a promenade with over 20 international restaurants and a multiplex cinema. Germany's largest Sea Life Aquarium, the Legoland Discovery Centre and a marina, the Marina Oberhausen, are also located in the immediate vicinity. As in other cities of the Ruhrgebiet, industrial culture from earlier days is of course almost omnipresent. Oberhausen's landmark, for example, is the 117-meter-high Gasometer, visible from afar, which serves as the city's landmark not only as an observation tower but also as an extraordinary exhibition hall. With the castle and the sites of the LVR Industrial Museum, the city offers other leisure attractions worth experiencing.
Opening hours of the TOURIST INFORMATION Oberhausen:
At the main station
Mon - Fri 10.00 - 18.00
Sat 10.00 - 13.30
Centro (Central Dome)
Mon - Sat 10.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Fri 10.00 - 21.00